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Make the fake oil press gauge REALLY work?
I was looking at a diagram, and our oil pressure gauges (as is commonly known) are basically a fancy idiot 'light' -- they read zero from 0-4.5 (iirc) psi and >4.5psi, they read mid-range.
On the diagram, it looks like the sending unit is directly wired to the gauge, meaning there's nothing else that uses the reading.
It seems that there is an opportunity to turn our gauge into a real, working gauge. for someone with some electronics background, i'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult.
you'd have to figure out how much it takes to move the gauge to the low, mid and high points, and get a sending unit that matches that, or get a sending unit and change the output values to match the gauge.
I read about a guy doing this for mustangs....